DASSEL-COKATO – Families in the Dassel-Cokato School District will receive a survey to assess their feelings about potential distance learning scenarios. The survey will be sent through the district’s Campus system Tuesday, July 14, and will be open for one week.
Governor Tim Walz is expected to make a decision about how students will return to school this fall at the end of the month. In the meanwhile, the Minnesota Department of Education directed school districts to plan for three possible scenarios: in-person learning, a hybrid model, and distance learning. The expectation is for schools to have these plans ready to implement at any given time throughout the school year.
Part of the planning for these scenarios includes taking into account busing and possibly having to reduce the total number of students on a bus each morning and afternoon. Serving breakfasts, lunches, and snacks may look different because of health and safety requirements. District staff needs to make sure they continue to understand the technology capabilities and needs of students and families.
The survey will be sent through the district’s Campus system Tuesday, July 14, and will be open for one week. For help accessing a school account, email email@example.com, or call 320-286-4100 ext. 1884.
DASSEL-COKATO – Dassel-Cokato Schools is offering Eureka Engineering for students who have completed grades 5 through 8 during 2019-2020.
Eureka Engineering teaches core skills of robotics and other STEM areas by having students use LEGO Mindstorm kits.
The course takes place Monday, July 20 through Wednesday, July 22 at the DC Middle School Commons.
Registration is available via the district’s website, at www.isd466.org, or by calling 320-286-4120.
DC SCHOOLS – The Dassel-Cokato Cheer Team’s season will begin Monday, June 22.
The team is open to anyone who attends Dassel-Cokato Middle School or High School who is entering grades 7 through 12. Home-schooled students within the district boundaries are also eligible to be on the team.
No experience is needed to join. Coaches use the summer to get the girls ready for fall football season and the competitive winter season.
The cheer team supports the DC football team at games, and travels around the state in the winter to compete against other cheer programs. The DC Cheer Team has enjoyed success over the past four seasons, beating teams from larger schools.
Coach Justin Larson may be reached at JULAR@ME.COM. Those interested may also message the DC Cheer Team’s Facebook page.
To register for the program, follow this link: https://dc.cr3.rschooltoday.com/…/class_id/7925/public/1/sp/
The Dassel-Cokato School District has set several dates during which materials may be returned, and other school year-end events. Currently, DC lists the following on its schedule for June:
- Monday, June 1 – Chromebook return/Sorting returned materials
- Tuesday, June 2 – Chromebook return/Sorting returned materials
- Wednesday, June 3 – Chromebook return/Sorting returned materials
- Wednesday, June 3 – Last day of school
- Saturday, June 6 – Diploma distribution
- Sunday, June 7- Virtual Ceremony and parade
DASSEL-COKATO – Dassel-Cokato FFA students shared information about the 2020 Minnesota FFA Convention, slated to take place Tuesday, May 19 through Thursday, May 21.
The event will take place virtually, via a mobile app.
Event organizers said using the app is the best way to stay connected for up-to-date convention information, including the convention schedule, workshops, speakers, and sponsor information. Online coverage of the mobile app is sponsored by Enbridge, and the mobile app is brought to you by the Minnesota FFA Foundation.
A QR code for the app is below.
The Dassel-Cokato School Board will meet Monday, May 11 at 6 p.m. via Zoom video conference.
The primary agenda item is the first reading/review of two district fund budgets: the long term facilities maintenance fund and the capital fund.